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- May 20, 2012
- Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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Go for the lens! You won't regret it. I've had mine since early September and really enjoy it. It's been flawless. I've posted some images on the lens showcase thread.All this is putting me on the fence, 100-400 or EM1-mk3?
As I said, Rich, it's like waltzing.Do you mean for use on a monopod or a tripod? For a monopod it seems like overkill (I usually use a tilt head meant for monopods). For a tripod with long lenses, I usually use a 3-way pan/tilt head (like you'd use with a spotting scope or video camera, but with the 3rd adjustment).
I could see where that ball grip might be better than a regular ball head for a long lens (gives you more leverage), but just looking at it, it seems that it has no separate pan lock, so when you loosen it you have complete adjustability, which seems like a bad thing to me for a long lens. I mean usually (note I said usually) you don't want to go vertical with a long lens, so having the head easily allow that is bothersome, as would be a ball head with no pan lock.
It does look interesting, so perhaps you could explain why it is good for use with a long lens.
The only other two advantages of Mk III are better face detection if people are the thing & the joystick (multi-selector), but the 100-400 lens is certainly great for wildlife etc.Go for the lens! You won't regret it. I've had mine since early September and really enjoy it. It's been flawless. I've posted some images on the lens showcase thread.
I have the EM1.2 and the EM1.3's Live ND was intriguing. But I've seen some results and, frankly, they look pretty fake - like poor HDR.
They say to choose glass over a body. In this case that's definitely a good idea.
If it was me I would not mount it to that tightening screw if that is what you mean.
I use a Peak Design PL-S-3 Standard Plate as in the picture below. It looks like the strap buttons would get in the way of the tripod clamp but they never have.Does anyone think that attaching a PD Anchor to the Tripod mount as per the picture below is a bad idea
I attach both ends of the PD strap to the tripod collar. It hangs nicely.Good idea.
It bugged me that I did not have a way to support the heavy lens, when walking about.
But which side of the strap to attach to the tripod collar?
I wish there was a way to attach a third anchor (on the tripod collar) to the PD strap.
Hey thanks for the reply, definitely a "great minds" moment.
A much better alternative to the screw though. First thing that crossed my mind was 'that plastic collar was never designed as a camera support'.Hey thanks for the reply, definitely a "great minds" moment.
Here is what I did this morning, and it is quite comfortable on a shoulder strap between the plate and the left-most anchor-link on the camera body.
I "stole" it from my 40-150 2.8 pro, so I guess I will have to buy another one.
Still seems a shame to have to put that plate on, when the foot is already arca-swiss compatible.
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I just edit my post to reflect that, possibly use a smaller dia screw with a washer under it. I like like the idea of a second screw for safety because when I tried one of the peak design plates it rotated a bit, and you were going to swing that big lens on it I would hate it to come loose.The second hold is definitely not 1/4, more like half that again.
The smaller black threaded/forward hole is M3.0 x .5mm threads.I think if I was going to put a plate on the foot to use as a strap mounting I would like to use the second screw hole as well for added security and to avoid twisting of the plate
That is if you can use the second hole that looks like 1/4. If it is not 1/4 you may be able to use another screw in the plate slot for what ever thread it is ?
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Something like this plate below. you could grind off the lip on the end if it got in the way, or use a smaller dia screw if that second hole is not 1/4
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I think you may be the first person I've seen to say that. That's great news for me!OMDem1mk3 this is super sharp I may sell my 300f4